Windows 10: MS Office 2003 and Windows 10

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  1.    12 Jan 2016 #1

    MS Office 2003 and Windows 10


    Recently purchased a new ASUS computer with Windows 10 installed. Installed MS Office Pro 2003 on this computer. Next installed documents from old computer that I replaced with the ASUS. When I try to open a document in Word on the new computer, I get a pop up window that says, "Word has insufficient memory. Do you want to save document as a rescued document 1?" Tried to find an answer as what to do next with negative results. Thanks for the help.
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       12 Jan 2016 #2

    I don't have definitive answer for you, just want you to know this......................

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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #3

    Thanks for the help. In spite of what Bill Gates once said, it appears Office 2003 is not compatible with Windows 10. How do I get to the compatibility mode in 10 please? I have the disc for Windows 7. Should I just go back to 7 and skip the headaches? How do I even delete 10 from this computer?
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       12 Jan 2016 #4

    RE : How do I get to the compatibility mode in 10 please?

    Right click at one of the Office 2003 > click Properties > click Compatibility tab at the top > under Compatibility mode heading, check the box Run this program in compatibility mode for > click OK when done.

    RE : I have the disc for Windows 7. Should I just go back to 7 and skip the headaches? How do I even delete 10 from this computer?

    Your computer comes pre-installed with Windows 10. I don't think it's a good idea to do what you ask.
    Try the compatibility mode for Office 2003 first.
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  5.    12 Jan 2016 #5

    Thanks for your help. I really appreciate your patience but when I right click on the Word tile or Word in the All apps list, Properties is not one of the choices I have. I can select Unpin, Resize, More or Uninstall.
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       12 Jan 2016 #6

    bagiocop said: View Post
    Thanks for your help. I really appreciate your patience but when I right click on the Word tile or Word in the All apps list, Properties is not one of the choices I have. I can select Unpin, Resize, More or Uninstall.
    Right click at the Word tile > click More > click Open file location > now you will see all your Office 2003 programs listed > right click at one of them > click Properties ........

    Mt screenshot shows 2007, yours will be 2003.

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  7.    12 Jan 2016 #7

    Ok, thanks, I got it. MS has a compatibility fix for my problem. And it only cost $149.00. Guess I should have done my due diligence before moving to Windows 10. Caught up in the hype. My bad!!
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       12 Jan 2016 #8

    bagiocop said: View Post
    Ok, thanks, I got it. MS has a compatibility fix for my problem. And it only cost $149.00. Guess I should have done my due diligence before moving to Windows 10. Caught up in the hype. My bad!!
    What $149 fix ???
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  9.    12 Jan 2016 #9

    Buy their Office 365. Sorry, Office Home and Student 2016.
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       12 Jan 2016 #10

    Why $149 ?
    I'm in Canada. Here is the link I googled....................
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...oryID.68021500
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